Vivaldi - 9 Cello Sonatas | Tudor TUD7602

Vivaldi - 9 Cello Sonatas

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Label: Tudor

Cat No: TUD7602

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 6th September 2019

Contents

Artists

Claude Starck (cello)
Isolde Ahlgrimm (harpsichord)
Mischa Frey (cello)

Works

Vivaldi, Antonio

Cello Sonatas nos.1-9, RV39-47

Artists

Claude Starck (cello)
Isolde Ahlgrimm (harpsichord)
Mischa Frey (cello)

About

The general perception of Vivaldi – who wrote more than 500 concertos - is still that of a serene composer of the Italian Baroque, a great Perpetuum mobile - possibly even an endless Ronḍ Veneziano. And yet for connoisseurs, the “Prete rosso” left a unique, almost inconceivable output within which we can soon lose our bearings. Travelling in this musical paradise drove even a genius like Igor Stravinsky to his oft-quoted quip: “he wrote one concerto 400 times”. The chamber music, which has never met with the recognition it deserves, is even trickier. The Cello Sonatas are a particularly striking case in point. Superficially they all follow the same pattern – four movements in the same order (LargoAllegroLargoAllegro), almost like the first minimal music. Yet each of the nine sonatas is an individual masterpiece. Here Vivaldi proves himself the composer of a virtuosic yet spiritualized music, whose wealth of melodies and deep earnestness are as beguiling as their elegant and dignified beauty, which blends vitality with poetry.

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